About BayCare

BayCare Systems Office

BayCare is the leading, not-for-profit health care system that connects individuals and families to a wide range of services at hundreds of locations across West Central Florida. BayCare was formed in 1997 by a core group of local hospitals determined to continue providing not-for-profit health care while improving overall health in our communities. 

Last Year at BayCare:

$557 million
BayCare's BENEFIT to
the local community
team members providing
quality care AND SERVICES

Today, BayCare has grown to an integrated system operating 16 hospitals, all not-for-profit and driven by the same mission: to provide high-quality, compassionate care to all we serve. BayCare is one of the largest employers in the Tampa Bay area, with nearly 32,000 team members and a $10 billion economic impact on the region and state annually.

BayCare is West Central Florida’s largest provider of behavioral health and pediatric services, and its multi-specialty provider group, BayCare Medical Group, is one of the largest in the region. BayCare’s diverse network of ambulatory services includes laboratories, imaging, surgical centers, BayCare Urgent Care locations, and one of Florida's largest home care agencies, BayCare HomeCare. Its Medicare Advantage insurance plan, BayCarePlus, serves more than 13,300 people.

In 2023, BayCare was ranked in the top quartile of large U.S. health systems for its clinical excellence, and all 11 eligible acute-care hospitals received "A" grades on patient safety from the Leapfrog Group. BayCare also was named to the all-industries PEOPLE Companies that CareTM and the Fortune Best Workplaces in Health CareTM lists in 2023 and was repeatedly honored locally and nationally as a great place to work. In 2024, BayCare received a Top Workplaces in the USA award from Energage and USA Today, ranking in the top 100 companies nationwide with 2,500 employees or more. 

Our Mission

BayCare Health System will improve the health of all we serve through community-owned services that set the standard for high-quality, compassionate care.

Our Vision

BayCare is the best place to work, receive and provide care. We are powered by an extraordinary team that delivers quality, drives innovation and embraces inclusivity.

Our Values

The Values of BayCare are trust, respect, and dignity and reflect our responsibility to achieve health care excellence for our communities.

Our Network

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